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Plate Barding Armor is a technology in Age of Empires II that can be researched at the Blacksmith once the Imperial Age is reached. Once researched, it increases cavalry armor and pierce armor by +1/+2.

Technology availability
Available Unavailable

Civilization bonuses[]

Team bonuses[]

  • A team containing Bulgarians: Researching Plate Barding Armor is 80% faster.

Changelog[]

The Forgotten[]

  • Indians: Can research Plate Barding Armor.

Definitive Edition'[]

  • Indians: With update 42848, they can no longer research Plate Barding Armor.
  • Bulgarians: Initially, Blacksmiths work 50% faster. With update 42848, Blacksmiths work 80% faster.
  • Bulgarians: With update 42848, Blacksmith technologies cost -50% food.
  • Portuguese: With update 42848, all technologies are researched 30% faster.

Dynasties of India[]

Trivia[]

  • Neither of the two civilizations introduced in Dawn of the Dukes have access to Plate Barding Armor.

History[]

Armor made of large metal plates was the best defense obtainable against missiles and hand weapons. It was stronger and absorbed more energy. Large sheets of hammered steel were fashioned to fit the body of the horse.


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Technologies in Age of Empires II
Economic technologies
Wheelbarrow  · Hand Cart  · Caravan  · Coinage  · Banking  · Guilds  · Gillnets
WoodDouble-Bit Axe  · Bow Saw  · Two-Man Saw
FarmingHorse Collar  · Heavy Plow  · Crop Rotation
GoldGold Mining  · Gold Shaft Mining
StoneStone Mining  · Stone Shaft Mining
Military technologies
Conscription
Melee unitsForging  · Iron Casting  · Blast Furnace  · Scale Mail Armor  · Chain Mail Armor  · Plate Mail Armor  · Supplies  · Squires  · Arson  · Scale Barding Armor  · Chain Barding Armor  · Plate Barding Armor  · Bloodlines  · Husbandry
Ranged unitsFletching  · Bodkin Arrow  · Bracer  · Padded Archer Armor  · Leather Archer Armor  · Ring Archer Armor  · Thumb Ring  · Parthian Tactics  · Ballistics  · Chemistry  · Siege Engineers
Building technologies
Town Watch  · Town Patrol  · Masonry  · Architecture  · Treadmill Crane  · Heated Shot  · Arrowslits  · Murder Holes  · Hoardings
Monastery technologies
Redemption  · Atonement  · Herbal Medicine  · Heresy  · Sanctity  · Fervor  · Faith  · Illumination  · Block Printing  · Theocracy
Miscellaneous technologies
Loom  · Sappers  · Spies  · Treason  · Unique technologies
ShipCareening  · Dry Dock  · Shipwright
Removed technologies
Bombard Cannon  · Hand Cannon  · Cartography  · Tracking  · Hunting Dogs  · Cannon Galleon
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